It was announced at the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Anurag Kashyap Films have entered into a strategic distribution relationship for their latest venture Michael with one of the leading international sales organizations Fortissimo. The company specializes in the distribution of unique, award winning and innovative feature films from independent film makers from all over the world including Wong Kar-wai, Martin Scorsese and John Woo.
Michael, presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ youth and urban films division, Tipping Point Films, is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and stars the legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah and the very talented Mahie Gill.
Michael, which had its world premiere in TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema section, is well on its way to be a success in the world market. “We have received fantastic response for the film. Michael is a shining example of the high-quality focus that Viacom18 and Tipping Point Films want in all their films. It is our constant endeavour to present engaging and stimulating content to the ever-evolving Indian and global audiences. We are also extremely happy with our association with Fortissimo Films which will release ‘Michael’ in international markets and give film-lovers across the globe a chance to see this wonderful piece of work from India,” says Vikram Malhotra Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
Anurag Kashyap Films and Viacom18 Motion Pictures have recently delivered path-breaking movies like That Girl In Yellow Boots and Shaitan. Michael saw its world premiere on September 15th at TIFF and the 98 Min Feature Film had a house full show of 1650 people capacity theatre. Michael, is a psychological thriller set in the rainy and bustling backdrop of India’s city of joy, Kolkata.
On another successful outing at TIFF, Anurag Kashyap excitedly added, “I have always believed in making movies which I have faith in. It’s been quite a long journey for me to make films that I believe in and see the release that they truly deserve The response to Michael is testimony to the talent of Ribhu and his team and the strong support that Viacom18 Motion Pictures has been extending to our films.”
Fortissimo Chairman, Michael J Werner adds “We’re delighted to be working alongside Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Anurag Kashyap. They have an exciting vision of new Indian cinema which we hope to bring to audiences throughout the globe.”